Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has revealed that there has never been so many children that have had access to free textbooks and meals as they will this year.
The prime minister added that families and schools have been among the main winners over the past few years. He made the announcement during a ceremony held on the Day of Hungarian Higher Education in Pécs on Friday.
PM Orbán also revealed that the government will spend 552 billion HUF more on education than what was spent in 2010, “as befits a medium-sized European state”.
The prime minister added that the government has launched a new schools development program, where projects will be launched in more than five hundred institutions across Hungary.
PM Orbán said that in the upcoming term more than 250,000 students will be in higher education, and the future of young Hungarians is the most burning issue of the age. He stated that the future chosen by students for themselves will also be the future of Hungary and Europe.